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Clinical Director

Kids Inspire
Chelmsford, Essex
Band 8c (£68,304 – £78,704)
Closing date
28 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time

Are you looking to use your skills to make a lasting difference to children, young people and families?

Kids Inspire ( are recruiting for the role of Clinical Director to join a team that is passionately committed to empowering children, young people, and families to build resilience through the healing of adverse childhood experiences and trauma.  Kids Inspire (KI) provides a range of therapeutic and community services across Essex and beyond for service users who are impacted by mental health challenges and trauma.  Launched in 2007, by the CEO, Sue Bell, Kids Inspire has a track record of success, a highly engaged board of trustees, and a determination and drive to make a sustainable difference in the lives of children, young people and families. For more information about Kids Inspire please visit our website,

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced Clinical Psychologist to lead the development and growth of psychological and therapeutic services that promote the aims and objectives of Kids Inspire.  You will support a culture which embeds clinical quality, service user safety and clinical effectiveness, and monitors its impact to ensure continuous improvement. 

In working for Kids Inspire, we offer a range of benefits, including additional leave (including a day’s annual leave for your birthday), sick pay, free onsite parking, clinical meetings involving a wealth of varied clinical expertise and additional training, flexible working options and more.  For more information about what Kids Inspire can offer, or to apply, please email

General Details

Job Title: Clinical Director

Normal Place of Work: Head Office of Kids Inspire in Chelmsford (hybrid – some home working)

Contractual Terms: Employed

Contract duration: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Salary:  Band 8c (£68,304 – £78,704) subject to experience

Key responsibilities:

  • To provide clinical and professional leadership and practice guidance within Kids Inspire in relation to the delivery of all psychological and other therapeutic interventions.
  • To develop and implement an effective framework of clinical management and professional development in line with the growth strategy for the clinical team and the direction set by the CEO.
  • To support the CEO and COO with the implementation of the organisation’s growth strategy.
  • To support the CEO in systematically appraising the need for further development of psychological therapy services within Kids Inspire and to identify and recommend appropriate service developments making recommendations to CEO and to wider clinical team.
  • To be responsible for championing and implementing agreed service developments in psychological therapy service provision at Kids Inspire, as agreed with the CEO.
  • To be responsible for ensuring that the policies and procedures of Kids Inspire are properly implemented by the Senior Practitioners, Psychologists in Training, and the wider Clinical Team.
  • Provision and delivery of the highest standard of quality, safe and effective therapeutic services.

For the full Clinical Director Job Description and Person Specification, please email Christie Brown at to request this.

Requirements and Conditions

  • To hold an accredited professional qualification.
  • You will have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and be accredited with HCPC and BPS.
  • Post qualification training in either DDP, EMDR and/or Theraplay.
  • Qualified to diagnose Autism and ADHD.
  • Qualified to supervise Assistant Psychologists and Trainee Psychologists.
  • Extensive post qualification experience working with children not living with their biological parents and adoptive parents, kinship carers.
  • Significant, experience in management and leadership, with demonstrable track record of achievement in managing teams, developing staff, and building capacity and capability within a clinical team.
  • To be an inspiring and creative leader and team player with excellent interpersonal skills and exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
  • To act as an ambassador for Kids Inspire.
  • To hold professional indemnity insurance to cover the value of £5m. To be a car owner (or have other means of transport) to enable travel between locations and to hold a clean licence and be covered by business insurance, subject to the provisions of the Equality Act 2010
  • You will be subject to an enhanced check of criminal records via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Kids Inspire reserves the right to alter the content of this job description, after consultation, to reflect changes to the role or services provided, without altering the general character or level of responsibility. Reasonable adjustments will be considered as required by the Equality Act 2010.

The duties described must be carried out in a manner which promote equality of opportunity, dignity and due respect as outlined in the Equal Opportunities Policy of Kids Inspire.

All information concerning clients and staff must be treated as strictly confidential at all times.  Breaches of confidentiality will be dealt with under Kids Inspire disciplinary procedure.

To Apply

To apply, please send your CV to Christie Brown at with a supporting letter.  Your cover letter should express your specific interest in and qualifications for this role as well as respond to these questions:

1) What does it mean for you to have a commitment to diversity and equity?

2) How can you demonstrate that commitment and how would you see yourself demonstrating it at Kids Inspire?

Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. If the position is visible on our website, it remains open.

At Kids Inspire, we continue to build and promote an inclusive culture that encourages, celebrates, and supports diversity and offers equality of opportunities in all aspects of employment.

Applicants with the required qualifications will receive due consideration without regard to their race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

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